Saturday, October 10, 2009

A free flowing Rogue River

Yesterday marked a milestone for Southern Oregon's Rogue River as the Savage Rapids Dam was compromised after 88 years of holding back water to divert it for irrigation. The last part of a temporary earthen dam was removed and for the first time since 1921 this portion of the Rogue River flowed freely. It certainly is a new age of things in some areas where inefficient dams are being removed - just as will the Elwah Dam come down in 2012 here in Western Washington. Let's hope the Howard Hanson Dam holding back the Green River won't come down on it's own however!

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